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What Your Front Door Says About You

(4 min read)

‘Never judge a book by its cover’ is a phrase that is ultimately difficult to follow, research by Dulux and colour psychologist Karen Hall has revealed that Brits unconsciously assume a person less than 10 seconds after seeing the colour of their front door. What’s your immediate reaction when you spot a front door painted in a surprisingly bright shade?

Whether or not we realise it, the colours we choose to surround ourselves with, in clothes, cars and homes reveal a lot about us. So what does the colour of your front door say about you?

Three counties black composite front door
Three counties blue composite front door

Red Front Doors

Red is the colour of passion. Vibrant lively and exciting and so is the person behind the door! People who paint their doors red are often perceived as the most welcoming and hospitable hosts.

Black Front Doors

Black is a colour of sophistication, it’s classic and authoritative and gives off the impression that this is a place of control, much like one of the world’s most recognisable doors – 10 Downing Street, playing host to one of the most powerful people in the UK. Painting your door black can give the impression that you are a confident person.

White Front Doors

White is the colour of perfection, it gives people the impression that a clean and organised home lies behind the door. People who paint their doors white are perceived as minimalist and efficient.

Yellow Front Doors

Yellow is the colour of joy and happiness and is a less common colour to see, it generally attracts more second glances than other colours, and in fact, taxis in America are yellow for this very reason. A yellow front door gives people the impression that a cheerful home lays behind the door and people who paint their doors yellow are perceived as jolly and happy-go-lucky.

Green Front Doors

Green is the colour of nature and harmony, it gives the impression that a well-balanced and family-oriented home lays beyond the door and people with green doors will be perceived as humble and hard-working – all great qualities to have in a home, don’t you think?

Don’t Just Take It from Us

Karen Haller, Applied Colour Psychologist agrees: ‘The front door is traditionally the first impression the outside world gets, and gives an insight into your life. Taking pride in the exterior of your house not only improves the aesthetic of your home but can also add to the perceived value. A small change can make a big difference.’

Chances are, you probably adopted the colour of your home’s door from a previous owner. If you have been thinking about a change you can use our free front door designer tool which allows you to create your dream door customising the frame, colours, style, glass and more!

How often should I replace my front door?

A front door can last for years, however, when the quality starts to deteriorate a new door can save you money on your utility bills, here are a few tell-tale signs that it’s time for a replacement:

  • Does it open and close properly? – If there are gaps under or around the sides of the door you may find yourself running up your heating bill to combat the drafts.
  • What’s the aesthetic condition? – Although some doors simply need a paint job, constant weather exposure can lead to cracks, dents and rust.
  • Have replacement parts become expensive? – With older doors, replacement parts can become hard to find and expensive.
  • Do the door hinges squeak? – Not only is this irritating but it is a door’s cry for help and oiling can only go so far. Hinges wearing down can indicate that the door itself isn’t far behind. Loose hinges can compromise your security, as the door would be easier to force open.

Can a New Door Add Value to Your Home?

Many factors contribute to the value of your house, and return on investment plays a big part in the improvements people decide to undertake before selling their house. The ‘kerb appeal’ of a property can add up to 10% to its value, this includes everything from a new front door and clean windows to simply cleaning the gutters and weeding the garden.

uPVC or Composite Doors

Although there is no measure of which of the two is better there are a couple of differences to be noted before you buy a new door:

  • Composite doors are generally more secure and have a longer lifespan than uPVC
  • Composite doors are available in more styles and colours
  • uPVC doors are cheaper to purchase and install
  • uPVC doors can offer slightly better energy efficiency ratings
  • They both excel over hardwood doors in energy efficiency and maintenance needs

Feel free to browse our range of both uPVC and Composite Doors and see which better suits you.

Create The Perfect Door for Your Home

At Three Counties we know there’s no better way to make the right first impression of your home than invest in the perfect front door, create you’re dream door and make the impression you want! Call us today on 01252 414800.

Colin Drumm
Colin Drumm
We used Three Counties to replace our front door and porch. Throughout the process, from design, quote, survey and installation the service and level of communication has been fantastic from all involved. The installation team were great, friendly and courteous, working cleanly and tidying up after themselves. We would have no hesitation using Three Counties again, or recommending their services.
Clare Rogers
Clare Rogers
Fantastic service from start to finish. Kept me upto date all the way through the process. Very prompt coming out to measure up and discussing what windows I would like. The install was done professionally by a fab team (James and Josh), cleaned and tidied as they went, friendly team. Would highly recommend
Donata Noad
Donata Noad
Very happy with Three Counties. That’s the second time we have ordered services from this company and both times it was flawless. Prices are very competitive, customer service very good and workmanship excellent. I trust this company 100% and will be definitely be using them in the future. Paul, gentleman who fitted the door, done an amazing job. There is nothing there that person like myself (with slight touch of OCD) would have an issue with. Highly recommended local company that you can trust.
Steve Colvin
Steve Colvin
We replaced all windows and doors with 3-Counties. Efficient and tidy, the workmanship is great. Very happy with experience of using them and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them
Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson
We used Three Counties to replace 7 windows at our property in February 2022. From the initial quotation, through survey to installation I was extremely impressed with them. The installation was completed by Dan and Cam who I cannot praise highly enough. Their workmanship and attention to detail / finishing was exemplary. They were polite and worked hard / efficiently to complete the job in 1.5 days. They took great care to protect carpets and furnishings whilst working and spent time tidying up, leaving the property very clean. I would not hesitate in strongly recommending this company.
Ryan Wel
Ryan Wel
Professional installation by the team including brickwork and windows will definitely be using again for other windows at the property
Excellent service all round from Three Counties. I fully recommend this company, the fitters Ron and Liam were brilliant, thorough, polite, continually clearing everything away, very tidy, helpful, punctual and never wasted time. The windows and doors are great, one very happy customer.
John White
John White
The quote was the price (no hidden extras).The quality of the doors we purchased and the fitting of them was top notch It is nice to find a company that keeps you informed as regards fitting etc at all times We had a problem through no fault of 3 counties and they sorted it efficiently and effectively.We were kept up to date at all times. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody thinking of any form of double glazing. This revue would not be complete without a big thankyou to Kate and the fitters.
Tim Padday
Tim Padday
We are so pleased with our new bi-fold doors supplied and fitted by Three Counties. The job was done professionally and in the time frame provided. Dan and Cam took the upmost care on installation to ensure everything was perfect and they were a pleasure to deal with. Credit to the administration team also who kept us fully informed of the process and schedule. I would highly recommend Three Counties for their workmanship and already have to our friends, who have employed them to do their conservatory